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December 2023 (Click listings for more information).
07. PowerToys 0.76.1 is out with fixes for FancyZones & more.
07. Microsoft Edge 120 launched with bug & security fixes & more.
07. Why you can’t get Windows 11 despite passing PC Health Check.
07. Windows 11 Notepad gets a built-in character counter.
07. Meta rolls out end-to-end encryption on Messenger & Facebook.
07. MS-DEFCON 2: Copilot for Christmas – by Susan Bradley.
06. How to restore Google Drive backups after a bug wiped off user data.
06. Governments spy on Apple & Google users via mobile notifications.
05. Kali Linux 2023.4 released with GNOME 45 and 15 new tools.
05. Windows 10 home users can buy Extended Security Updates.
05. iOS 17 bug triggers app switcher while typing on keyboard.
05. Android malware on Google Play downloaded 12 M times.
05. Windows bug renames printers to HP LaserJet M101-M106.
04. Windows 11 update improves Copilot & fixes 11 bugs.
04. Fixed: Outlook Desktop crashes when sending emails.
04. December Android updates fix critical zero-click RCE flaw.
04. PowerToys 0.76 is out with New File Explorer Add-ons.
04. Windows 11 23H2 upgrade causing performance loss.
03. This Week in Security – Dec 3 – by Zack Whittaker.
03. Proxy malware targets Mac users through pirated software.
03. Permanent posts for blocking Copilot – by Susan Bradley.
01. The Week in Ransomware – Dec 1 – Police hits affiliates.
01. VMware fixes critical Cloud Director auth bypass.
01. Windows 10 update adds Copilot AI assistant, fixes 13 bugs.
01. Mozilla Firefox fixes slow startup, 100% CPU use, and more.

November 2023 (Click listings for more information).
30. WhatsApp’s new Secret Code feature hides your locked chats.
30. Apple fixes two new iOS zero-days in emergency updates.
30. Staples cyberattack behind service outages & delivery issues.
30. Zyxel warns of multiple critical vulnerabilities in NAS devices.
29. Dollar Tree hit by data breach impacting 2 million people.
28. Google Chrome emergency update fixes 6th zero-day in 2023.
28. Temp fix shared for Outlook crashes when sending emails.
28. It’s time to save your inactive Google account from deletion.
28. MS-DEFCON 3: A slightly bumpy November – by Susan Bradley.
27. Microsoft deprecates Defender Application Guard for Office.
27. Google Drive users angry over losing months of stored data.
26. This Week in Security – Nov 26 – by Zack Whittaker.
25. Atomic Stealer malware strikes macOS via fake browser updates.
24. Broken Narrator when clean-installing Windows 11 version 23H2.
22. Kansas courts confirm data theft, ransom demand after cyberattack.
22. Windows Hello auth bypassed on Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo laptops.
22. Welltok data breach exposes data of 8.5 million US patients.
22. Botnet malware exploits 2 zero days to infect NVRs and routers.
21. Surface Go 3 gets compass, wireless, & security improvements.
21. Firefox 120 has the ability to copy links without tracking, more.
21. Malware can allegedly restore expired Google auth cookies.
21. Surface Laptop 3 gets app compatibility improvements.
21. Auto parts giant AutoZone warns of MOVEit data breach.
21. Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 receive Setup improvement.
20. KB5033288: Windows 11 21H2 gets improved WinRE as well.
20. Microsoft fixes ‘Something Went Wrong’ Office sign-in errors.
19. This Week in Security – Nov 19 – by Zack Whittaker.
18. Need to uninstall an update? – by Susan Bradley.
18. Every Windows 11 version receives Setup improvement.
18. FCC adopts rules to protect against SIM-swapping attacks.
18. Google confirms plans to phase out third-party cookies.
17. The Week in Ransomware – Nov 17 – Citrix in the Crosshairs.
17. No firmware may ever fix SanDisk Extreme Pro fails and deaths.
17. Microsoft publishes repair guides for the Surface Laptop Studio 2 & Go 4.
16. Microsoft deprecates another Windows feature: Steps Recorder.
15. Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise are now simply Copilot.
15. Problems with Windows activation after blocking old keys.
15. PJ&A says cyberattack exposed data of nearly 9 million patients.
14. New Reptar CPU flaw impacts Intel desktop & server systems.
14. Microsoft November Patch Tuesday fixes 5 zero-days, 58 flaws.
14. Windows 11 KB5032190 update enables Moment 4 features.
14. Windows 10 KB5032189 update released with 11 improvements.
14. Windows 10 Patch Tuesday fails installation with “8007000D (ERROR_INVALID_DATA)”.
13. Microsoft completes improving Windows 11 23H2 Setup, WinRE, & OOBE.
12. This Week in Security – November 12 – by Zack Whittaker.
12. Surface Pro 9, Studio 2, & Book 3 updated with keyboard fixes.
11. Veterans – watch out for scams – by Susan Bradley.
11. Microsoft fixes Outlook bug causing attachment saving issues.
10. Mortgage giant Mr. Cooper says customer data exposed in breach.
09. Google ads push malicious CPU-Z app from fake Windows news site.
09. MS-DEFCON 2: Windows 11 23H2 is out – by Susan Bradley.
09. Copilot may mess with desktop icons on multi-monitor setups.
08. WhatsApp now lets users hide their location during calls.
08. Surface Pro 9 gets fixes for screen rotation and more.
07. Apple releases iOS 17.1.1 to fix issues with BMW wireless charging.
07. Some users can’t send emails with attachments.
07. Microsoft Authenticator now blocks suspicious MFA alerts.
06. QNAP warns of critical command injection flaws in QTS OS, apps.
06. Cybercrime service bypasses Android security to install malware.
05. This Week in Security – November 5 – by Zack Whittaker.
04. Microsoft released Windows 11 23H2 update to improve the Setup.
04. Microsoft released a WinRE update for Windows 11 23H2 & 22H2.
04. Apple’s ‘Find My’ network can be used to steal keylogger passwords.
03. The Week in Ransomware – November 3 – Hive’s Back.
03. Microsoft extends firmware updates for recent Surface devices.
03. Google Play adds security audit badges for Android VPN apps.
03. Surface Laptop 5 & Pro 8 firmware improves security, camera, & audio.
02. Microsoft to bolster security as part of ‘Secure Future’ initiative.
02. Ace Hardware says 1,202 devices were hit during cyberattack.
02. Surface Laptop Go 2 gets firmware with audio improvements.
02. Vivaldi for iOS gets tab pinning, search shortcuts, and more.
01. Windows Copilot makes desktop icons jump between displays.
01. Microsoft launched Windows 11 23H2, but Media Creation Tool still downloads 22H2.
01. Microsoft details KB5027397 that’s needed for Windows 11 23H2 update atop KB5031455.
01. Windows 11 KB5031455 Moment 4 update is causing various issues.